Friday, November 22, 2013

Old Tin Measuring Cups Turned Christmas Decor

Are there certain items that you always tend to purchase when you find them at a really good price?
Even if you don't need them or know what you are going to do with them?
 
Aluminum measuring cups are one of those things that I always grab when I see them.
I don't even know why, except that I like them.
 
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cabin Chronicles Part 10

Chinking the inside of the cabin and building the fireplace hearth.
 
In between the logs there is actually some insulation. It is encased between metal lathe and the chinking compound on both sides. Inside and outside.
 
I do not have pics of us working on the chinking inside, but you can see how we did it on the outside HERE. It was the same process inside, except we stuffed insulation in between the logs before we nailed the metal lathe up.
 
 
(here's a pic of the completed fireplace and chinking)
 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cabin Chronicles Part 9

More flooring...
 
We created all of our flooring from lumber. Some purchased, some salvaged from a home remodel.
 
 The upstairs floor was made from 2x4s to create a 2" thick floor
and the downstairs floor was made from 1" thick boards.
 
You can see how we made the flooring HERE.
 
This is the only pic I have of the downstairs flooring.
 
 
We used 1x6 inch boards for the back bedroom and bathroom floor
and 1x10 inch boards for the living/main room floor.
 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Quick and Easy Simple Pumpkin Wreath

I've got a quick and easy Fall wreath to show you today.
 
You may already have everything on hand to make this one. I did.
 
You'll need a small grapevine wreath, moss, a faux pumpkin, floral wire,
ribbon or a strip of fabric and hot glue.
 
Here it is
 
 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Handmade Holiday Ticking Pillow Covers with Vintage Images

Who doesn't love changing throw pillows for each season?
 
It's such an easy way to change up a room.
They can quickly add pops of color or seasonal accents.
 
I'm loving the way a few throw pillow covers I made this week turned out!